Sunday, October 9, 2011

Electric assist cargo trike

I sold my car a couple months back, so Monica and I have been sharing her car and commuting on our bikes as much as possible. I've been trying to figure out the best option for me to live car free and be able to commute 40 miles per day. I've been riding an xtracycle with e-assist but its time for something more comfortable so I've been building this.....

The plan is to house the battery in the space behind the seat, below the top tube, and use the space on top of the tube for cargo, possibly build racks for panniers. The long term plans are to build a coroplast tail box and attach a front fairing.

This weekend I worked on the front steering booms and made the seat frame. The seat will be mesh fabric.